Camilla Blunden brings All This Living! to Melbourne's Butterfly Club this coming February

Published by: Sassy Red PR | 13-Dec-2016
When I grow up, I want to be an old woman... #AllThisLiving #CamillaBlunden.
Venue: The Butterfly Club
Address: 5 Carson Place (Off Little Collins St), Melbourne
Date: 22 - 26 February, 2017
Time: Wed "“ Sun 7pm, Sun 5:30pm
Ticket: $32 Full, $28 Concession, $26 Butterfly Club Members, $25 Groups 6+
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Call: 03 9663 8107
Old people have wisdom, experience, and are our story keepers. Older women are Matriarchs and authority figures... so when did becoming old mean becoming obsolete? Many cultures celebrate the aging process and venerate their elders but here in Australia, where youth is fetishised, aging can become a shameful experience. More so if you're a woman.

From the 22nd to the 26th of February, 2017, Camilla Blunden premieres her powerful new work at Melbourne's iconic Butterfly Club; 'All This Living!' A show that has been defined as "sharp, defiant, surreal storytelling" (Stage Whispers) and "an important reminder to all generations that old age is a privilege" (Sydney Morning Herald), 'All This Living!' is a vibrant, contemporary work packed with humour, home truths, and leaps of the imagination.

In this engaging solo piece, Camilla Blunden brings us the enigmatic Jay, and Jay's head is buzzing. Is she the incredible shrinking woman, a faint dot? Why is she disappearing? Ignored once too often as "just an old woman" Jay sets out to investigate what this third stage of life is...

"I'm aware, as an actor, of the very limited roles for women of my age and a lot of the stereotyping. I felt it was time to use this in a piece where an older woman would be a real individual, centre stage. I chatted with others about the way we really are as older women, the way we are often portrayed, and if we feature at all? Audience reactions to the show have been great, particularly where someone says quietly or loudly "Yes!" when the character has a certain moment. Many have  spoken to me after the performance about their own similar experiences to moments that Jay has during the show.", explains creator and performer Camilla Blunden.

Are older people now a nuisance? Do they cost too much? How does society view old women? And what do younger people REALLY know about the older generation? Running for a limited season, 'All This Living!' is a dynamic new work that speaks about all ages TO all ages.

Writer and performer Camilla Blunden has over 35 years experience as a professional actor, director, creator, and mentor with organisations that include The Street Theatre, Jigsaw Theatre Company, Shortis and Simpson, The Ensemble Theatre Company, Bunch of Posers, and Women On A Shoestring Theatre Company.

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